Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057
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1) Unified Communications Takes Flight
Mumbai airport's CIO plans to use unified communications on a scale unheard of in India and to generate revenue.
Link to story in CIO:
2) The Latest Hot Spot is On the Plane
Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:
Delta to Offer Wi-Fi on Mainline Domestic Fleet
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from Delta:
3) Speed Camera Details Go Online in Victoria
Link to story in The Age:
4) Finding Funds in Tolls and Taxes
Link to column in The Baltimore Sun:
GPS / NAVIGATION
5) Procurement Plan Will Delay Galileo, Say Industry Officials
Link to story in GPS World:
6) You Can Go To…
Sure, the navbots can talk now, but communication is still a one-way street.
Link to story in The Washington Post:
7) GPS Device Makers Still Own the Road – For Now
Link to story in Forbes:
SAFETY / SECURITY
8) Biometric Database to be Formed in Israel
Data to include fingerprints, computerized facial features embedded on IDs, passports.
Link to Ynetnews story:
9) Boeing Opens New Satellite Mission Control Center
Link to story in the Press-Telegram:
10) New Automated Public Transport Fare System to be Launched in Sofia in September
Link to story in The Sofia Echo:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
11) EU to Free Up Radio Waves and Get Cars Out of Jams
Link to Reuters story:
1) Back by Popular Demand – CITE’s Very Successful ‘Blended’ Courses
- Transit Construction Change Management Systems Engineer – KOHL Group – New York, New York
14th Annual North America/Central Europe/Central and South Asia Airport Issues Conference – October 28-30 – Athens
Today in Transportation History
1858 **150th anniversary** - The first transatlantic telegraph cable was completed. It ran from Trinity Bay, Newfoundland and Valentia, Ireland.
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